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Why Pick Blick?

At Blick, we’re committed to delivering the very best experience for our customers — the best prices, the best service, the best selection, the best availability, and the best knowledge. We call this The Blick Advantage.

Blick's Mission

At Blick Art Materials, our family owners and dedicated staff support the Visual Art Community by providing the widest selection of art supplies at the lowest prices. With extraordinary service and integrity, we strive to provide artists, educators, students, and our employees with the tools, assistance, and training they need to grow, innovate, and reach their creative potential.


At Appel Farm Arts Camp we do things differently! For over 55 summers, Appel Farm Arts Camp has sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people ages 7-17 as they interact with artists from around the world. Our inclusive and nurturing community, with no auditions or competition, ignites creativity, kindness & confidence in campers! Combinable 2-week sessions offer families maximum flexibility. Programs in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, video, robotics, recording arts, creative writing, sports, and swimming, along with traditional camp activities like campfires, dances, and carnivals make for an unforgettable summer.


The Art & Design Alumni Association (A&DAA) provides a vital link between the alumni and the high school.

Our purpose is to help the students of the High School of Art and Design
• with scholarship awards at graduation
• sponsor student art competitions and student activities
• offer career guidance by arranging for alumni to come to classes
to speak about their work and careers
• help with portfolio grading at the end of the school year
• to set up mentoring programs
• encourage the donation of goods and services to the school.


Artist & Craftsman Supply is an employee-owned company featuring a comprehensive selection of art materials for professionals, students, and kids, as well as crafting supplies, toys & fun stuff!  We work to support and enhance art education in our community, and have locations in Long Island City, Brooklyn, and online at  With a family of stores and a dedicated crew, Artist & Craftsman Supply offers the highest quality service and materials for creative communities, now and into the future.


For over 20 years Big Apple Conventions has presented the most outrageously fun comic and popular culture convention in New York City. Founded and owned by comic book maven Michael “Mike Carbo” Carbonaro in 1995, the show started at the auditorium of St Paul’s Church on 10th Ave. in Manhattan.

In the late 90’s the BACC continued at the Metropolitan Pavilion, and for the past 12 years at the Pennsylvania Hotel on 33rd St. and 7th Ave. across from Madison Square Garden.

Our convention (the next Big Apple is March 9-10, 2019) is the premier boutique comic and popular culture show in the City, chock full of celebrities, dealers, collectors, cosplayers, and folks out for a great time in the City.

Through the central theme of comic books, the convention features a large range of pop culture elements including science fiction/fantasy, film/television, cosplay, animation, anime, manga, toys, horror, collectible card games, video games, web comics, and fantasy novels. Including panels, seminars, and workshops with professionals from various fields, the Big Apple Comic Con also features previews of upcoming films, and a main event costume contest. That is why we celebrate cosplay and costumes with great contests, prizes, and music. Costumes and cosplay are an integral and vital part of our 20 year heritage, we love the art and celebrate the way cosplayers have revitalized conventions by creating a dynamic link between the worlds of comics, animation, cinema, and real life.

Mike is a very active collector and buyer of comics, discs, and popular culture memorabilia, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Duggal has long been a strong civic citizen, a fervent supporter of charitable organizations and a patron to the art world. We have helped such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Guggenheim Museum, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Arts for Transit, The Fresh Air Fund, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, The Tribeca Film Festival, VA Hospitals, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and FanfaireNYC to name a few.


Over the course of several decades, Drawn & Quarterly has grown from a single-issue magazine to an internationally renowned publisher of the world's best cartoonists. D+Q has published many North American luminaries of the medium including Adrian Tomine, Lynda Barry, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, and Seth, as well as international authors including Tove Jansson (Finland); Guy Delisle (France); Tom Gauld (UK); Astrid Lindgren (Sweden); Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Japan); Rutu Modan (Israel); Shigeru Mizuki (Japan); and many more cartoonists from across the globe. The company's dedication to high production values, editorial integrity, and artistic autonomy has led to it being described by Time as “the most elegant comics publisher in North America.”

The company operates two storefronts, Librairie D+Q and La Petite D+Q, in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal, the very same neighbourhood where the company was founded in 1989 by Chris Oliveros.

Drawn & Quarterly books are distributed by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the United States, Raincoast Books in Canada, Publishers Group UK in the United Kingdom, and internationally by Macmillan.



For 2 decades, we’ve helped companies use technology to advance their businesses.

Our partners rely on us to deliver innovation – from ideation & engineering to the deployment of tools, platforms & entire integrated digital ecosystems.

Elephant Ventures will be providing a hololens experience. 



GKIDS is a New York-based producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2009, the company has scored ten Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and The Breadwinner in 2018.

GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles such as Spirited AwayMy Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke and more.


The Kubert School offers students a high quality and challenging education in Cartooning and Graphic Art. We are committed to investing our time in preparing our students for the rewarding and exciting careers and opportunities ahead of them. 

The Kubert School is located in Dover, NJ.


You can't escape virtual reality.

That's the promise of VR powered by Microsoft Windows, the software that runs hundreds of millions of PCs and tablets around the world. When Microsoft begins sending out a free update to Windows 10 on Tuesday, it'll power VR headsets as well. It's called "Windows Mixed Reality."

Check out Microsoft's VR booth from 12pm to 4pm Saturday and Sunday!


The Neal Adams Gallery is subsidizing low cost prints for students. Please speak to Miguel Chavez, PTA President for more details. 

Over 50 pieces of original paintings and artwork now line the walls of Neal Adams’ Continuity Studio/Gallery in the heart of New York City.

If you are in the city and would like a viewing, make an appointment to see the Neal Adams Gallery and have a cup of coffee, cappuccino or cookies and enjoy.

If you have books you would like signed by Neal, make an appointment when Neal is at the gallery and Neal will sign for the same prices he does at conventions.

The Neal Adams Gallery is on:
15 W. 39th Street, 9th floor
New York, N.Y., 10018


Our Mission

Penguin Random House is the international home to nearly 250 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Together, our mission is to foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to help create stories and communicate ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers everywhere.

SEV Network

“We stream imagination”™

SEVNETWORK™ is a sci-fi / fantasy geek media platform.   Our content consist of stories, ideas and cultures from all voices Geek. Our content ranges from film, series, tech, shopping, animation, conventions reviews and geek commentary.  Our content also broadcasts on Cable TV reaching over 600,000 subscribed households twice a week, in the 5 boroughs of New York. TimeWarner/Optimum/RCN/VerizonFiOS: 34/67/82/42

Editor in Chief : Michael Michael    Content Producers: Michael Michael and Michael Mazzuca, Harry Baile

The SEV Network : Barbell Barbie, Charles Dixon, Eris Doble, Harry Bailey, Jeff  Myhre, Mariel Rodriguez, Michael Mazzuca, Sonya Woody, Taylor Fenner

UpcomingCons is the largest, most complete list of fan conventions anywhere. Our combined list of anime conventions, sci-fi cons, comic cons, and others is the best way to discover new, geeky conventions in your area. We also have several guides for organizers and attendees. Our technology is unbeatable, and our search engine lets you search for cons within 75 miles of your hometown. We have brought together original reporting, full convention listings, and massive picture galleries for pop culture events since early 2009.

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